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Relics of dictator Chiang enlisted as important objects by CCA:Liberty Times

Relics of dictator Chiang enlisted as important objects by CCA:Liberty Times

Families of victims of the 228 Incident, an uprising against the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) administration under the dictator Chiang Kai-shek, blasted Counsel for Cultural Affairs (CCA) for categorizing several relics of former president Chiang Kai-shek into “Important Objects,” according to a report of Liberty Times.

“Chiang is a cruel dictator oppressing democracy in his position of history. It is very inappropriate to list his relics as important objects,” said Yang Chen-lung, former CEO of the Memorial Foundation of 228 and a relative of victims of the 228 Incident.

He added that General of the Army cloak and military knife are both symbols of dictatorship. As a relative of victims suppressed by Chiang Kai-shek, he has no reasons to accept CCA’s move.

In response to amounting anger, Hung Shih-you, head of Tangible Cultural Heritage, Headquarters Administration of Cultural Heritage, said that historical values and meanings are the standards to judge an important object last night. .

Wang Shou-lai, the director of Headquarters Administration of Cultural Heritage also noted that they are very cautious in the categorization with professional consideration. Some relics of Chiang are also not selected as important objects.


Updated : 2021-03-05 14:42 GMT+08:00